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True Adventures of a Soul Lost at Sea single work   drama   science fiction   fantasy   - 100 Min; p77
Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 True Adventures of a Soul Lost at Sea
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'In a remote coastal town in 1850, young motherless Olley Fletcher is discovered washed up on the shore. She and her fisherman father York went missing in a storm some weeks before and she claims to have no memory of this event. She is taken in by the kindly policeman Dougal Morris who does not press her for details - his wife Dido however is itching after facts, and when the corpse of York Fletcher is caught in a net she insists that an autopsy be ordered. Olley now recalls that her father was killed by a giant squid, who took her underwater for the remainder of her absence. When Dido heaps scorn on this account, Olley gives birth to a child which is half human and half squid.' (Australian Script Centre website).

Production Details

  • December 2004, Here Theatre at the Old Council Chambers, Trades Hall,Melbourne. June 2006, University of South Carolina.

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First known date: 2005
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    y separately published work icon Collection #7 : 27 New Plays from the Australian Script Centre Lian Tanner (editor), Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 Z1594920 2008 anthology drama The twenty-seven plays on this CD have been selected by our National Reading Group as representing some of the best in contemporary Australian scriptwriting. Many of them have either won or been short-listed for major prizes, and they cover a wide range of themes and styles, from documentary theatre to seditious comedy and apocalyptic drama. Some of the playwrights are well-established, others are emerging writers whose work shows exciting potential. (Source: CD ROM) Hobart : Australian Script Centre , 2008 pg. 29
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